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sperm whale in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsperm whaleˈsperm whale noun [countable]  HBAa large whale sometimes hunted for its oil and fat
Examples from the Corpus
sperm whaleWell, he explains, he once dissected a baby sperm whale brought aboard ship.Fourth, Ishmael makes it clear that an enraged sperm whale will charge and sink a large sailing vessel like the Pequod.A whale is killed-a great sperm whale.Up to this point Ishmael has told us a good deal about the great sperm whale.Taking yet another example, compare the visual fields of man, rabbits and the sperm whale.The nobler of the two is the sperm whale.The sperm whale dives to a mile and more and can stay under for two hours.